UK Parkinson's Audit - Transforming Care
The UK Parkinson's Audit outlines the state of Parkinson's services, and highlights areas for improvement.
UK Parkinson's Excellence Network priority areas for improvement
The 2017 Audit
Data collection for the 2017 audit closed on Monday 30 October.
What data was collected?
The audit was open to elderly care, neurology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy health professionals who provide care to people with Parkinson's.
The data items collected can be found in the Standards and Guidance document for each speciality:
- Patient management – elderly care and neurology (PDF, 280KB)
- Occupational therapy (PDF, 345KB)
- Physiotherapy (PDF, 233KB)
- Speech and language therapy (PDF, 310KB)
People with Parkinson's who took part were also asked to complete a questionnaire. This ensures that their views of their Parkinson's service are also included in the audit.
What happens now?
The clinical data from professionals and the Patient Reported Experience Measure data is now being analysed.
The 6 priority areas for improvement were identified through the 2015 Audit and Hospital Episode Statistics (2011-12 and 2012-13). The work of the Excellence Network is driven by these priorities.
The priorities are:
- access to a full multi-disciplinary team
- information available from diagnosis
- optimal inpatient care and medicines management
- standardising assessments
- anticipatory/advanced care planning
- infection and falls prevention, and bone health
The priorities areas for improvement above were first identified through the 2015 Audit and Hospital Episode Statistics (2011-12 and 2012-13).
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